(May 21, 2012) Last month, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada announced a voluntary recall of roughly 17,000 XS Scuba Miflex high pressure braided hoses sold after May 2009 throughout the United States and other countries.
The high pressure hose is used to monitor cylinder pressure for the air supply in tanks for scuba diving. The reason for the recall is that the diving hose can rupture, reducing the available air supply to the diver, posing a drowning hazard. These hoses were sold as individual replacement high pressure gauge hoses, and casade hoses, deluxe cylinder equalizer (P/N AC366), Miflex two gauge console (P/Ns HL300 and HL300M), and Miflex rebreather kits.
XS Scuba has received 189 reports of hose failures, but no reports of injuries have been noted. These recalled Miflex high pressure hoses have “MFX” stamped onto the hose’s end fitting, covered in black nylon, with a hose diameter of roughly 1/4 inch (6mm).
Consumers should stop using the hoses immediately. Keep in mind that it is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.